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Hot Bacon Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour

Makes

2 cups

This creamy spread, made with Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses, is sure to warm up your next holiday party. Guests never wander too far from the table when I put out this fragrant dip. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Ingredients

  • 1 unsliced round loaf (1 pound) Italian bread
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

  1. Cut top fourth off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell. Cube removed bread and set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients; spoon into bread bowl. Replace top. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until heated through. Serve with reserved bread cubes.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 263 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 433mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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